PREVIEW | King's Lynn Town (A)
King's Lynn Town v Wealdstone
Vanarama National League
Saturday 25th September, 3:00pm kick-off
Tickets for Saturday's game are priced at £21 Adults, £19 Concessions and £5 U16s, these can be purchased in advance online HERE and are also available on the turnstile on the day of the game.
Wealdstone completed the double over King's Lynn last season when the champions of the National League North and South met last season. A Danny Parish hat-trick in a 3-2 away win early in the season was followed up by a comfortable 3-1 home victory. The Linnets have recruited well over the summer but a number of postponements sees them currently sat below the Stones in the table in 20th place, whilst the Stones draw with Aldershot on the weekend kept them in 17th.
Alex Dyer is serving the second of a three-game suspension for a retrospective action incident in our game away to Notts County, so will be unavailable. Rhys Browne missed Saturday's draw with Aldershot Town through illness and should be available again, whilst Connor Stevens remains out, although close to a return. Danny Parish scored a hat-trick here last season for the Stones and has returned from his loan at Billericay Town, although picked up an injury during his spell there which resulted in him playing no games on his loan spell.
WHAT WAS SAID Stuart Maynard: "They've recruited really well and have gone full-time over the summer which has been a major factor in how they're performing now. They've got two very good strikers and it's going to be a really tough test. But as I say, there's no easy games in this league but we will go into every game no matter the stature wanting to get three points out of it.
"We'll do our homework and prepare this week and go again, we cannot get too low after getting a point like that (vs Aldershot), we're all down but we've gotta be upbeat and go again and keep the enthusiasm because our performance levels have been very high and the Aldershot game was the first time I can come out and say we'd been poor today but we move on to Saturday!"
Aldershot Town (H) 2-2 D (Jackson, Umerah) Notts County (A) 3-2 L (Umerah 2) Altrincham (H) 1-0 W (Elito) Dagenham & Redbridge (A) 2-2 D (Umerah, Lewis)
Southend United (H) 0-0 D
King's Lynn Town:
Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 1-2 L (O.G) Eastleigh (A) 3-3 D (Clunan, Coleman, McGavin)
Chesterfield (H) 0-2 L
Yeovil Town (A) 1-2 W (Coleman, Sundire) Southend United (H) 0-1 L
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Ethan Coleman: The young midfielder has blossomed for the Linnets this season having scored twice already from midfield. The former Reading youngster joined halfway through last season from National League North side Brackley Town and will be the looking to control the game at his tempo from the middle of the park and craft chances for others as well as his own.
Played - 2
Won - 2
Drawn - 0
Lost - 0
*as King's Lynn Town FC
Played - 5
Won - 1
Drawn - 1
Lost - 3
*as King's Lynn FC
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Mar 2021 - Stones 3-1 King's Lynn Town (Green, Lafayette, Mendy)
Oct 2020 - King's Lynn Town 2-3 Stones (Parish 3)
Apr 2007 - King's Lynn 1-0 Stones
Apr 2007 - Stones 1-1 King's Lynn (Papali)
Mar 1972 - Stones 2-1 King's Lynn (Byrne, Brown)
Preview by Chris Woods